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Critics of social networking Web sites better get used it; they're here to stay. The youth are using them to keep in touch with one another.
Telecommuters from HP are using them to connect with their development teams. Even military officers are using Facebook to organize their squadrons.
Social networks are a part of a larger schema that is oft called Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is the catalyst for the culture clash between those who embrace these tools and those who are just fine with the conventional methods.
Something that has been able to fuel the rising indifference to race, ethnicity, or age.
The current millennial generation is going to expect these collaborative tools in the workforce. How we work today will be very different in the future.
Job centers like Bangalore and Dubai have shown major job growth primarily because they have embraced the digital counter-culture that is far more efficient than the archaic methods of how things are currently managed.
Online education tools like BBC's Bitesize are shifting education in a new, positive and more interesting direction.
Our students are hungry for a media rich educational experience that will help them actually prepare for the future of the workforce rather than how it was a couple decades ago.
Even while we are learning to understand valuable lessons like how people are people and how immigrants have mouths to feed too, there are those who try to be a little too overprotective.
Every time I hear someone criticize the concerns for safety on sites like MySpace I am continually reminded of those who would rather stash money under their mattresses than to put it in a bank.
It is simply illogical to be an expert on something that you have not been acquainted with.
Certainly there are those who will find ways to abuse these tools, but something can be done about this problem.
Helicopter parents tend to overlook the features built into sites like MySpace that help sever the possibility of communication with someone who is significantly older than them.
Despite the controversy, the future of our lifestyles and workforce are right here right now.
While we are working, studying and occupying our boredom, we are progressing into the next millennium after eight years of setbacks. All while we are reporting sketchy individuals whose abuse is detrimental to our community and culture.